Manvendra Singh

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Col. Manvendra Singh
Member of Parliament
for Barmer-Jaisalmer
In office
Prime MinisterManmohan Singh
Preceded bySona Ram
Succeeded byHarish Chaudhary
Member of Rajasthan Legislative Assembly
Assumed office
ConstituencyShiv, Barmer
Personal details
Born (1964-05-19) 19 May 1964 (age 54)
Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
Political partyIndian National Congress
Spouse(s)Chitra Singh
ChildrenHarshini Kumari Rathore (Daughter), Hamir Singh Rathore (Son)
ParentsJaswant Singh (father)
Sheetal Kanwar (mother)
As of 14 September, 2006
Source: [2]

Col. Manvendra Singh is an Indian politician, currently serving as Member of Legislative Assembly of Rajasthan. He is a member of the Indian National Congress. He joined Congress on 17 October 2018.[1] He was the member of the 14th Lok Sabha of India from 2004-2009 representing the Barmer-Jaisalmer constituency of Rajasthan and was considered an upcoming leader for BJP.[2]

Early life[edit]

Manvendra Singh was born on 19 May 1964 in Jodhpur, Rajasthan in a Rajput family. His father is Thakur Jaswant Singh, a former Finance Minister of India, and mother is Smt. Sheetal Kanwar. Singh is married to Chitra Singh daughter of Bhainsrorgarh. They have two children. He is an alumnus of Mayo College and has an MA, having studied at Hampshire College, Amherst, Massachusetts and the School of Oriental and African Studies, London. He is a Colonel in Territorial Army (India). Before entering politics, he worked as a journalist at the Statesman and the Indian Express, with a specialization in defence and national security affairs. He fought for India in Kargil War.[3]

Political Life[edit]

Though Singh entered politics in the late 90s. He lost his first Lok Sabha election in 1999 against Sona Ram of the Indian National Congress from Barmer-Jaisalmer constituency of Rajasthan. In 2004, he won the Lok Sabha election by 2,71,888 votes against Sona Ram from the same constituency.[4] He represented Barmer-Jaisalmer constituency of Rajasthan in the 14th Lok Sabha, where he was a member of the Standing Committee on Defence. He had won from Shiv constituency as a candidate of Bharatiya Janata Party for Vidhan Sabha election, 2013 in Rajasthan. In 2014 he was suspended from BJP because of his campaign against BJP Lok Sabha Candiate from his father's constituency. Just before 2018 Rajasthan Legislative Assembly elections he quit BJP to join Indian National Congress.


He elected for 14th Lok Sabha from Barmer-Jaisalmer constituency of Rajasthan. In the government of Manmohan Singh, Singh was a member of the Standing Committee on Defence. He is a Member of Legislative Assembly (India) from Shiv constituency for Rajasthan Legislative Assembly.


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  1. ^ "Bihar, Gujarat, Goa and 5 other states to bring out policy on electric vehicles soon". Moneycontrol. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Rajasthan Election 2018". Rajasthan Patrika.
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ Barmer (Lok Sabha constituency)

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